Instructions for Mediators for E-Filing the Mediation Status Report, Certificate of Completion, and Certification that Parties have Settled Prior to Mediation

Mediation Status Report

In CM/ECF:
NOTE:   You must log in to CM/ECF using  your Mediator login in order to file these documents  
1. Select [Adversary]
2. Select [Mediator]
3. Enter case number(s), then click [Next]
4. Select [Mediation Status Report], then click [Next]
5.  For each case number entered, click [Browse] and attach the PDF file of the Mediation Status Report. Once a Status Report has been selected for each case number, click [Next] to continue.
> NOTE: If more than one case number has been entered, a separate Status Report is required to be attached for each case
6. If a “Terminate Pending Deadlines” screen appears, do not make any changes to the screen. Simply click [Next] to continue.
7. If a blank screen appears, click [Next] to continue.
8. The Final Docket Text screen displays
   Proof this screen carefully! No further editing is allowed after this screen. If satisfied, click [Next] to submit.
   If any part of the filing is incorrect, click the browser [Back] button to return to the screen you need to correct. Then process the screens again with the respective [Next] or [Submit] buttons.
> NOTE:  To abort or restart the transaction at any time up until thesubmission of the final docket text screen, click the Adversary hyperlink on the Menu Bar and start over. 
9. The Notice of Electronic Filing screen displays as verification that the filing has been submitted to the Court
   Print a copy of this notice by clicking the browser [Print] button.
> NOTE:  Clicking on either the case number hyperlink (to view docket) or the document number hyperlink (to view image of document just filed) will take you to the PACER login screen. You must enter your PACER login and password to view any documents or reports or perform any queries.
 

Mediator's Certificate of Completion

In CM/ECF:
1. Select [Adversary]
2. Select [Mediator]
3. Enter case number(s), then click [Next]
4. Select [Mediator’s Certificate of Completion], then click [Next]
5. For each case number entered, click [Browse] and attach the PDF file of the Mediator’s Certificate of Completion. Once a Certificate of Completion has been selected for each case number, click [Next] to continue.
> NOTE:  If more than one case number has been entered, a separate Status Report is required to be attached for each case
6.  If a “Terminate Pending Deadlines” screen appears, do not make any changes to the screen. Simply click [Next] to continue.
7. If a blank screen appears, click [Next] to continue.
8.  The Final Docket Text screen displays
  Proof this screen carefully! No further editing is allowed after this screen. If satisfied, click [Next] to submit.
  If any part of the filing is incorrect, click the browser [Back] button to return to the screen you need to correct. Then process the screens again with therespective [Next] or [Submit] buttons.
> NOTE:  To abort or restart the transaction at any time up until the submission of the final docket text screen, click the Adversary hyperlink on the Menu Bar and start over.
9. The Notice of Electronic Filing screen displays as verification that the filing has been submitted to the Court
  Print a copy of this notice by clicking the browser [Print] button.
> NOTE: Clicking on either the case number hyperlink (to view docket) or the document number hyperlink (to view image of document just filed) will take you to the PACER login screen. You must enter your PACER login and password to view any documents or reports or perform any queries.
 

Mediator 's Certification that Parties have  Settled PRIOR to Mediation

(Note: no document will be attached for this filing)
In CM/ECF:
1. Select [Adversary]
2. Select [Mediator]
3. Enter case number(s), then click [Next]
4. Select [Settled Prior to Mediation], then click [Next]
> NOTE: If a blank screen appears next, click [Next] to continue.
5. A screen will appear with a Settlement Due date. This sets a deadline to be tracked by the Clerk’s Office for compliance with the filing of settlement or dismissal papers. Click [Next] to continue.
> NOTE: If a blank screen appears next, click [Next] to continue.
6. The Final Docket Text screen displays
  Proof this screen carefully! No further editing is allowed after this screen.
Check over case numbers to ensure you’re filing in the correct case(s). If satisfied, click [Next] to submit.> NOTE:  To abort or restart the transaction at any time up until the submission of the final docket text screen, click the Adversary hyperlink on the Menu Bar and start over.
7. The Notice of Electronic Filing screen displays as verification that the filing has been submitted to the Court
  Print a copy of this notice by clicking the browser [Print] button.
> NOTE: Clicking on either the case number hyperlink (to view docket) or the document number hyperlink (to view image of document just filed)
will take you to the PACER login screen. You must enter your PACER login and password to view any documents or reports or perform any queries.